Co-Existing Conditions Services

Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD can co-exist with other conditions, which can be very challenging for individuals and their families. To get you started on your search, we have listed some government, public and community agencies in Calgary that support individuals with conditions or disorders.

To learn more, go to About LD/ADHD, Related Challenges/Other Conditions

Disclaimer: The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network does not support, endorse or recommend any specific method, treatment, product, remedial centre, program, or service provider for people with Learning Disabilities or ADHD. It does, however, endeavour to provide impartial and, to the best of our knowledge, factual information for persons with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)

Tourette

Mood Disorders

Psychological Association of Alberta (PAA)
The psychological Association of Alberta website provides a referral search where you can input specifics to narrow your search for a psychologist, including the region of Alberta and 2 problems you’d like help with.

Alberta Health Services (AHS)  Connections services

Child and Youth Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescence Mental Health Inpatient: Children’s Hospital/Foothills (4-17 yrs)
Inpatient mental health assessment and treatment for children & their families.
MH assessment & treatment for children with serious emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric problems that can’t be treated in the community, day patient, or outpatient settings. Treatment includes the child’s family. Psychiatric assessment, short-term psychiatric stabilization
Admissions determined by emergency depart and consult with psychiatry/mental health staff

Child and Adolescence Addictions and Mental Health Community Clinics:
Psychosocial assessment & treatment (5-18 yrs.), moderate-serious MH and their families. Individual, family, and group therapy in a community clinic setting.
Physicians can refer to other professionals. Referral required or parent can call Health Link 811

Child and Adolescence Addiction and Mental Health – Outpatient Services (4-17 yrs.):
Intensive outpatient for children transitioning from MH inpatient back to community, as well as those who need mental health community-based care.
Family, individual & group therapy, Case management, referrals to addiction & MH supports. Limited access to other health consultation services including psychiatry.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Alberta OCD Foundation
Provides support education and information to people who live with OCD, members, family, friends, and professionals throughout Alberta.

Parent Support Association of Calgary Facebook Group
Helping parents with youth conflict 10-24 years through peer support groups and parent coaching.

Behaviour Disorders

Schools

Public and separate school districts and some private schools support students with diverse learning needs, including emotional & behavioural disabilities and LD, ADHD.

Calgary Board of Education (CBE) – Emotional or Behavioural Disabilities
https://cbe.ab.ca/programs/supports-for-students/exceptional-and-special-needs/Pages/Social,-Emotional-and-Behavioral.aspx

“The unique needs of students with emotional or behavioral disabilities can usually be successfully met in their community schools.

For students who require more comprehensive support, we provide short-term and long-term classes as well as intensive treatment-based classes and schools. Specialized classes are provided to students in K-12. These programs provide students who have mental health issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, severe disabilities or developmental delays, or other emotional or behavioral difficulties with the supports and resources they need to attend school and be successful learners. All programs emphasize the development of academic, social and life skills.

These specialized classes have a low student-to-staff ratio. Curriculum modifications and instructional accommodations are implemented based on the individual needs of each student. Many of our specialized programs for students with emotional or behavioral disabilities will offer counselling, therapists, and other supports, as needed, to support the student’s learning.

Locations: Classes for students with emotional or behavior disabilities are located throughout Calgary.

Calgary Catholic School District
https://www.cssd.ab.ca/Programs/ProgramSupports/DiverseLearning/DiverseLearningSupports/Pages/Default.aspx

Diverse Learning Needs: Emotional/Behavioural Disabilities
For students identified with emotional/behavioural disabilities, the district provides a variety of programs to meet the emotional and behavioural challenges facing students.

Private School Options

If a child’s primary diagnosis is an emotional or behavioural disability, you will need to discuss how the school can support the child’s needs.

Our Kids
Our Kids – provides a list of private schools in Canada that support children with behavioural and emotional issues.

Third Academy
Third Academy’s program serves students 5-19 years of age who fit the Alberta Education criterion of special needs. Specifically, our students have been assessed as having mild, moderate, or severe disabilities or disorders. These could be learning disabilities, socio-emotional difficulties, or both.

May be diagnosed with or exhibit characteristics associated with learning disabilities such as Tourette’s Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Depression, Anxieties, and others.